Daniel Doyle, CEO of Fresno-based Central Valley Community Bank, this week announced a program urging businesses to donate to regional food banks to help those severely impacted by California’s drought.
CVCB has 21 regional branches, including one in Sacramento.
The “Food Fund Challenge” is seeking donations from businesses in Sacramento County and throughout the San Joaquin Valley. CVCB launched the effort by contributing $5,000 to seven food banks, including California Emergency Foodlink in Sacramento. Also receiving funds were food banks in San Joaquin, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced and Stanislaus counties.
Doyle said food banks can accept donations of cash or canned foods. For every s. For every $1 donated, qualified food banks can buy up to $9 worth of food through bulk purchases. In the Sacramento area, the California Emergency Foodlink can be contacted at www.cafoodlink.org or (916) 437-8824.
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